Barton becomes first area hospital to offer single-site surgery |

Barton becomes first area hospital to offer single-site surgery

Barton Memorial Hospital has become the first hospital in both Northern California and Northern Nevada to offer da Vinci Single-Site gynecological and general surgery procedures, according to a press release from the hospital.

Single-site surgery is a specialized surgery performed through the belly button, leaving patients with virtually scarless results, the release stated. Gynecologist John Missanelli of Barton Women’s Health, alongside Barton Memorial Hospital’s da Vinci surgical team, led the first single-site surgery at Barton Memorial Hospital on Aug. 15, the release stated. Missanelli is a senior robotic surgeon, certified in women’s da Vinci robotic surgery and has performed more than 500 robotic surgical cases. He is a member of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association and lectures on da Vinci surgical procedures worldwide.

Single-site surgeries allows surgeons like Missanelli to perform a hysterectomy, a procedure where the uterus is removed, through a single incision in the belly button.

In addition to the new Single-Site hysterectomy, Barton General Surgery has performed gallbladder removal using the single-site system, making Barton Memorial Hospital the first hospital in Northern California and Northern Nevada to offer both.

For more information on single-site women’s procedures, contact Barton Women’s Health at 530-543-5711.

In other news

Two new physicians joined the Barton Health care team Aug. 1.

Dr. Amanda Stevens Weavil, OB-GYN, has joined Barton Women’s Health to provide care for the women in our community.

Dr. Kim Evans joined Barton General Surgery as a general surgeon.

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